Digital B/W

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  1. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Do most of you shoot your b/w's in b/w mode, or do you shoot in color and convert?

    I took several in b/w mode this past weekend. I was fairly impressed with the quality, but I still found myself making several adjustments in PS. I really like being able to adjust the shadows and contrast. I like high contrast photos :D

    It just kind of seemed like a waste of time. I figure if I shoot in color, I have the option to keep it or convert it. Any advantages to shooting in b/w with my FZ5 over shooting in color or is it just preference?
     
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    I definitely prefer to shoot in color and then convert in PS. I don't trust my camera to know what I want out of a b & w photo.
     
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    I'm with becca always shoot in colour, and convert to b/w in PS
    (images > adjustments > desaturate)
     
  5. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Me too. Colour first -> then convert to B&W.
    I reckon the in-camera black and white conversion isn't that great. Sometimes it's right on, but I find there's not enough contrast.
     
  6. hobbes28

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    Another one here. I shoot in color and use the channel mixer to convert to B&W.
     
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    I'm with Hobbes! :mrgreen:
     
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    I shoot in colour and convert it to b&w in Raw Developer.

    I would LOVE to shoot RAW B&W straight from the camera. :)
     
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    I shoot in color then convert.
     
  10. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all the replies. I guess I'll just keep on doing what I've been doing then :wink:
     
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    photong Typo Queen

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    colour then convert. i can ad my own contrast that way. i love contrast
     
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    Color and convert. Usually with channel mixers.
     

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